Here are a few events taking place in and around the Alps, from sporting events through to festivals, there’s something for everyone. All of which are well worth a visit….
June 21st 2014 – Fete de la musique.
A fantastic and free event where musicians perform throughout towns and cities in France and further afield. A massively eclectic mix of artists playing their materials for you to listen and dance away to! Go to the web page for more info…(available in english)…www.fetedelamusique.fr
Chamonix Mountain Festival 29th June-6th July
Do you love to climb, or fancy becoming a climber? Check out this festival for oodles of gear to drool over, routes to plan and conquer, fellow mountain dwellers to meet and share après-climb beers with. Should be a fantastic week and in the ultimate climbing destination! www.chamonixmountainfestival.com
Le Marmotte cyclosportif – 7th July.
Fancy a challenge on two wheels – this could be just what your looking for! However, one small thing, this event sold out back in December! It is so popular, one of the most popular in the world, at 174km and 5000m of climbing, it is not for the faint hearted! So, check it out this year, then get your entry for next year in early – the bonus is you’ll have plenty of training time! Marmotte
July 2014 – Le Tour de France
Starting on July 5th through to the 27th, and this year starting in the lovely Yorkshire. Then the riders will make their way, on two wheels, at speed, around France, with 6 mountain stages and 5 altitude finishes, if you can get yourselves into a prime viewing spot on a mountain side you should – it is an amazing sight and a superb atmosphere. Vive le tour! www.letour.fr
Tour des Grandes Alpes 6th or 20th September
Would you love to take part in a fantastic cycle tour starting in Geneva finishing in Nice on the Cote D’Azur taking in the most stunning alpine cols en route whilst raising cash for a worthy charity? Ride for the children’s hospice and complete this ‘bucket list’ trip – a real gem.